Suzy—born Susana Guerra—has won Portugal’s Festival Da Canção with her song “Quero Ser Tua” (Wanna Be Yours). The song is three minutes of upbeat cha-cha, and the stage show includes women in really short skirts and men beating really big drums. It’s a party in Portugal, y’all. Suzy had her biggest success in the 1990’s. Hopefully representing Portugal can bring her a bit of glory and fame in Europe.
Ahead of the show Catarina Pereira won our poll with her song “Mea Culpa”. But during the actual show she sounded a bit messy at times. This was mainly due to the backing singers. Rui Andrade didn’t sound too great tonight either. Zana has an amazing voice, but she should have chosen some taller backsingers, as she looked like a giant. Raquel’s song was forgettable.
Side-note: the first interval act was really breathtaking. The broadcaster created a compilation of all the Portuguese writers, singers, and composers that have ever been involved in Portugal’s Eurovision acts, including those that have passed away.The guiding music was Siléncio E Tanta Gente’. It was intimate and lovely.
What do you think? Did the Portugese audience made the right call? Will Portugal make it to the final after an year of absence?
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